March 27, 1936

EFFECT ON HALIFAX DIVISION OF CONSOLIDATION OF NOVA SCOTIA SECTION FORCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. G. T. PURDY (Colchester-Hants):

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Veniot) (reading):

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Chairman, I think something should be done other than merely to deal with the item in this way, because the house had no idea that what the committee is now dealing with is a grant of interim 12739-974

Interim Su-pply

supply for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1937. I think we should do it in the regular way. I used to have a great deal of difficulty about interim supply, but so far as I am concerned I quite agree that the minister should have it for the public service.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I was awaiting your reading of the resolution, Mr. Chairman. Probably I should have made a statement before you read the resolution.

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Veniot):

Perhaps I should have read the resolution first, and then the minister would follow with a statement.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It is the other way about.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Will Perhaps it will facilitate

you permit me? matters-

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

It is simply impossible for any of us in this corner to understand what is going on. We cannot hear the chairman and we cannot hear the minister.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

This is the usual interim supply bill to provide funds wherewith to carry on government business after the end of the month of March. My hon. friend knows that March is the end of the fiscal year, and that all authority for expenditures ends then unless it is renewed. The estimates have not yet passed the house, and, as is customary, the government is asking' for a grant of one-sixth of the total of the estimates plus one-twelfth extra of certain items which involve large expenditures early in the fiscal year. The resolutions are now before the committee of supply initiating the interim supply bill.

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CON

Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

I think this is out of order unless the minister asks the consent of the house when the Speaker is in the chair. A request should have been made to the house for unanimous consent to bring in this motion. That is what has usually been done. In other years there has always been a good deal of criticism and discussion; as far as this group is concerned we do not propose to do that on this occasion, I submit to the minister that the proper course would have been to ask the consent of the house when the Speaker was in the chair.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It must be done.

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CON

Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

Otherwise there is no way in which this can be brought before the committee under the rules.

Interim Supply

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Quite so.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Last evening we asked what the business of the house was going to be to-day and there was not the slightest suggestion that interim supply was to be dealt with. It is quite clear that the Speaker must be in the chair when the house is asked to agree to the motion of the minister, otherwise we can consider only the supply that is in the estimates now before the house.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I am quite prepared to let it stand over. Probably I was badly advised. I thought that by speaking to the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) regarding the matter and then inquiring as to the procedure, I was properly guided. Apparently I was not, as I should have had the unanimous consent of the house before the Speaker left the chair. Perhaps being unaccustomed to this procedure for six years may be my excuse. The government is quite content to let the matter stand over until Monday in order that everything may be done with scrupulous regularity. There will still be time between Monday and the end of the fiscal year. I move that the committee rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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CON

Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

Ask leave to sit again this day.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If we are going to sit again this day in supply you should say, "this day."

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Veniot):

Mr. Dunning moves that the committee rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again this day.

Progress reported.

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March 27, 1936